July 19, 2024

July 19, 2024

Kaduna Village Bombing: Death Toll Hits 120, Survivors Allege Military Bombed Twice

The death toll from the bombing of Muslims celebrating Maulud Nabbiy in Tudun Biri village in the Igabi Local Government Area of Kaduna State has increased to 120 as officials of Amnesty International who visited the affected communities confirmed the increase in the death toll.
An air strike intended to flush out terrorists had on Sunday night, Dec. 3, accidentally hit civilians during a religious celebration.
The Army claimed responsibility for the incident.

 

On Monday night, Dec. 4, the National Emergency Management Agency had put the casualty figure at 85, adding that 66 victims sustained injuries.

 

However, giving an update on the tragic incident, The Country Director of Amnesty International, Isah Sanusi, said officials of the organisation were on the ground at the affected communities and counted over 120 persons who died in the bombing.

He said, “I can confirm to you that the current number of casualties in the affected areas is more than 120 persons.”
He explained that there were at least 77 bodies buried in each of the mass graves, insisting that the casualty figure was higher than what NEMA stated.

“According to our contact who was at the scene of the mass burial, there were at least 77 dead bodies in each of the mass graves. There also 17 other persons who are from adjoining villages who lost their lives in the ugly incident,” he stated.

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